Whenever master filmmaker and auteur Wong Kar Wai does something..anything, attention must be paid. His next film is The Grandmasters, his take on the master martial arts teacher Ip Man (known most famously for teaching Bruce Lee), is slated to open in December. In the meantime, we have a teaser by Wai for a short film that was commissioned by Chival Regal.
It makes no difference what the subject matter is, this teaser is pretty incredible to watch. I will definitely catch the short film when it is released in June.
So if this isn’t the coolest thing you have ever seen then please, stop reading. Go away. There is another film site out there just for you. Why am I acting this way?
Because it’s Bruce Lee.
No one man has so defined a genre of film that the late, great Bruce Lee. Even to this day his movies are unmatched. His ability to bring the martial arts to the big screen in such a realistic way not only brought this particular genre of filmmaking to the masses, it captured our hearts. His death is still mourned to this day as those of us who were his fans will always wonder what other feats for filmmaking magic he could capture. Don’t believe me?
Listen to the first few lines he utter in this trailer of the upcoming documentary by Peter McCormack:
About the film:
Bruce Lee is universally recognized as the pioneer who elevated martial arts in film to an art form, and this doc reveals why Bruce Lee’s flame burns brighter now than the day he died over three decades ago.
I Am Bruce Lee is directed by award-winning documentary filmmaker Pete McCormack, of Uganda Rising, Hope in the Time of Aids and the doc Facing Ali previously. This was produced by Network Entertainment and is being distributed by D&E Entertainment and Spike TV. I Am Bruce Lee will first be hitting limited theaters starting February 9th this year. For more info, visit the official website: iambruceleemovie.com.